Bisphosphonates for the Prevention and Treatment of Corticosteroid-Induced Osteoporosis

  title={Bisphosphonates for the Prevention and Treatment of Corticosteroid-Induced Osteoporosis},
  author={Paul D E Miller},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
Corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis is a common occurrence among several different patient populations, including individuals undergoing therapy for rheumatoid arthritis, temporal arteritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, chronic lung disease, asthma and organ transplantation. The clinical trial data reviewed here demonstrate that bisphosphonate therapy can reverse, at least in part, established corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis, increase BMD, and prevent the development of new fractures. The… CONTINUE READING
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